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I looked at all of the available crossfire motherboards and i hate them all. The A8N Asus SLi board is great and my friend has it and im envious of how good it is. I was wondering since crossfire connects with the special port thing and dvi cable and doesnt need that 1 card 2 card chip would a crossfire setup work on a SLi board?
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you can use one cross fire based video card in an SLI motherboard IIRC, but you cannot use two and go crossfire in an SLI based system.

i hope i understood your question correctly.
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You need an Ati chipset to run Crossfire
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to run crossfire i.e. 2x ATI gfx cards in crossfire mode you need a crossfire board that has ATI's crossfire chipset.
to run SLI you need 2x nvidia gfx cards and a sli mobo w/ nvidia's sli chipset.

you cannot run sli on an ati chipset board or crossfire on a nvidia chipset board.

I have heard talk of a new 3rd party chipset that may be able to do either, but as far as I know one has not been made yet, nor can we expect one anytime soon.
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Originally Posted by GatorLCA
You need an Ati chipset to run Crossfire
oh realy? what about all those intel chipset based mobos that run crossfire? its just a lie right?
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